TTCS OSSWIN

the all new TTCS OSSWIN 2.x featuring a new web UI

TTCS OSSWIN v2.60 released August 14 2019!  See the Changelog

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) has put together a collection of nearly 90 Open Source Software for WINdows (OSSWIN) available for download as an 6GB ISO.

Called TTCS OSSWIN, this collection of Free and Open Source Software is for any home or business (i.e. any) user running Microsoft Windows (Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7) on their computers.

You can use your web browser to read detailed information about each program in this compilation : what the program does, view a screenshot or video of the program, and to find links to the program’s website and to download/install the program from the TTCS OSSWIN collection.

The web-based interface allows you to quickly browse the variety of software organised into the following categories:

  • Desktop Applications
  • Educational
  • Games
  • Graphics
  • Internet
  • Server
  • Sound and Video
  • Utilities

Alternatively, you can also browse TTCS OSSWIN online at http://ttcsosswin.ttcs.tt/ which features the web interface to learn about Free and Open Source programs in various categories, including screenshots or videos of the programs and a link to the program’s website where you can download the program.

Key features of the TTCS OSSWIN

Easy to Install

While many Free and Open Source Software are easy to install, some Free and Open Source Software for Windows are made available as ZIP files which require the user to manually extract the files to a directory and then use Windows Explorer to browse to the directory and run the program. The TTCS has created standard .EXE installers for these applications. This allows the user to easily install and uninstall programs in the collection.

Easy to browse with Windows Explorer

All of the software on TTCS OSSWIN is in the “Software” folder with subfolders for each of the categories. This makes it easy for those users who are familiar with the collection to use Windows Explorer to browse and install software on another machine.

Regularly maintained

The TTCS OSSWIN collection is regularly updated every few months. We also have TTCS OSSWIN online at http://ttcsosswin.ttcs.tt/ which features the web interface to learn about Free and Open Source programs in various categories, including screenshots or videos of the programs and a link to the program’s website where you can download and install the program.

How can I get the TTCS OSSWIN?

If you have broadband, you can download the latest TTCS OSSWIN as a 6GB ISO file.

Download the TTCS OSSWIN ISO from MediaFire

(We welcome mirrors! Email [email protected])

You can also browse TTCS OSSWIN online at http://ttcsosswin.ttcs.tt/ which features the web interface to learn about Free and Open Source programs in various categories, including screenshots or videos of the programs and a link to the program’s website where you can download and install the program.

  • Date created : August 14 2019
  • File name : ttcs_osswin_v260.iso
  • File size : 6.80 GB (7,308,969,984 bytes)
  • MD5 checksum :  7ca4b88507a9d82f4121bd2b080d0607 / 7ca4b885 07a9d82f 4121bd2b 080d0607
  • SHA-1 :  b98bba47ebd0d2053dad3b65c2069fa23b88221f   / b98bba47 ebd0d205 3dad3b65 c2069fa2 3b88221f
  • SHA-256 : 5ba22cd0ef0314781842e7fa3dc413bc1b024e0732d7c3fe9772c6aaa89e1194 / 5ba22cd0 ef031478 1842e7fa 3dc413bc 1b024e07 32d7c3fe 9772c6aa a89e1194

Changes from TTCS OSSWIN 2.50 :

  • Added : Tomboy-ng, Joplin, gImageReader, digiKam, qBittorrent
  • Removed : Tomboy, Wikidpad, Treeline, My Photo Index, Deluge
  • Updated : LibreOffice, Notepad++, PDFSam, WinMerge, Stellarium, Tanglet, Sokoban YASC, Lucas Chess, GIMP, Inkscape, ImageGlass, Blender, draw.io, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Filezilla, XAMPP, Audacity, VideoLAN, LMMS, Qmmp, PDFCreator, NAPS2, VirtualBox, Rufus, Axcrypt

Use a program like VisualHash or WinHasher to hash your downloaded file to see if it matches the hashes here. If your downloaded file hash is different, then your downloaded file is different from the file the TTCS has published and should NOT be trusted.

How to use TTCS OSSWIN

You can use 7-Zip to extract the files to a folder on your hard drive or removable storage such as a USB flash drive.

Alternatively, you can use a program like WinCDEmu to “mount” the ISO file to view and access the ISO as if it was an DVD disc in a DVD drive.

Hardware and Software Requirements for TTCS OSSWIN

This collection of Free and Open Source Software is intended for use on the following versions of Windows : Windows® 10/8/7/.

The software requirements for each program/application varies but if your Windows PC is already running a program that falls in one of the categories (e.g. Desktop Applications, Graphics, Internet, etc) it can probably run the programs listed under that category.

List of software on TTCS OSSWIN

Here’s the list of software included with the latest TTCS OSSWIN 2.6 as of August 14 2019

Desktop Applications

Educational

Games

Graphics

  • GIMP 2.10.12 bitmap editor suitable for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
  • Pinta 1.6 Simple image and photo editing tool for Windows
  • Inkscape 0.92.4 scalable vector graphics format (SVG) drawing tool
  • ImageGlass 7.0.7.26 verstaile image viewer
  • Blender 2.80 3D modeling, animation, rendering application
  • draw.io 11.1.4 A diagram creation program to create flowcharts, network diagrams, user interface mockups and more
  • ShareX 12.4.1 capture or record any area of your screen
  • digiKam 6.2.0 photo management application to import, manage, edit, view and share your photos and RAW files

Internet

Server

Sound and Video

Utilities

How is the TTCS involved in this project?

Members of the TTCS:

  • Downloaded, tested/evaluated the various applications, utilities, games, etc. included in the compilation.
  • Where necessary, created installers for those applications without an installer.
  • Created and tested the web based user interface.
  • Created a web page for each program with the program’s description, its key features and related links.
  • Distributes the collection online for use by general public of Trinidad and Tobago and worldwide.

What is Free and Open Source Software?

Free and Open Source Software is software for which the “guts” of the program can be freely downloaded and altered to suit your needs (provided you can do the programming). There are many types of Free and Open Source Software. The difference lies in the way altered versions of the software can be distributed, so, if you customise the software for your own needs, then decide to distribute it, you may be bound by specific terms.

Many Free and Open Source Software projects make ready to install executable versions for various operating systems including Windows.

You can do the following with Free and Open Source Software :

  • Install the software on any number of machines in any environment (home or commercial) without purchasing licence fees for each machine.
  • Obtain and modify the source code and distribute modified versions of the program together with the modified source code. Free and Open Source Software licenses differ in how such source code can be distributed or licensed for others to also do what you have done.

Here are several links for you to learn more about Free and Open Source Software :